What is Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) ?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that’s primarily used to minimize the signs of aging. A special device with needles is used to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production.Platelet- rich plasma (PRP) injections are added to the session to create more tightness in the skin and speed the healing process along. Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP injections may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?
- Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Reduces acne and traumatic scars
- Softens stretch marks
- Evens skin tone
- Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Firms and smooths skin texture
- Brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP comes from your own blood and contains high concentrations of platelets and growth factors that help your tissue heal and grow new cells. PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. The tube is centrifuged to separate your plasma, the portion of the blood that we use for the treatment, from your red and white blood cells, which settle to the bottom of the tube.
Historically, PRP has been primarily used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery to help speed recovery. Now it’s used in aesthetic medicine to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful results.
Am I A Good Candidate For Microneedling?
Microneedling is a very safe and effective treatment to improve your skin, regardless of skin type. The depth of the microneedle can be adjusted to meet your individual needs and goals. Due to its low-risk profile, microneedling is a good option for people who aren’t good candidates for lasers, such as those prone to hyperpigmentation. Microneedling is also very powerful for treating scars and stretchmarks on the face and body.
How Is Microneedling Performed?
First, we apply a strong topical numbing cream to the treatment area for optimal comfort. We then insert a new, sterile cartridge containing 12 microneedles into the MicroPen and set the depth based on your skin’s unique needs. Before, during and after the microneedling procedure we apply your prepared PRP solution to the treatment area to ensure it gets fully absorbed.
What Does Microneedling Feel Like?
Since we apply a strong topical numbing cream prior to the treatment, discomfort is significantly lessened. Microneedling feels like light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
What Is The Downtime After Microneedling?
The downtime is minimal with only 1-3 days of mild redness, dryness and light peeling, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Using our post-treatment kit will help speed your recovery.